It’s been over a week since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was murdered outside of his father’s Sanford, Florida home, but his family is still looking for answers.

According to his father and stepmother, the teen was visiting from Miami when he walked to the store. Upon returning to their gated community he was confronted by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader, and ended up shot to death just steps from his father’s home.

Police officials say Zimmerman turned himself in after the incident, but have yet to charge him in the teen’s death. They claim they are still investigating the slaying, but Trayvon’s family wants answers.

Man shot and killed in neighborhood altercation: MyFoxORLANDO.com

“My son left Sanford, Florida in a body bag George Zimmerman went home to sleep in his own bed. Its senseless and the police in Sanford Florida isn’t giving any answers,” Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin told the local Fox News affiliate.

The Martins have hired Ben Crump, an attorney, and are pressuring Sanford police to release the 911 tapes that may lead to more answers.

“We are here to demand that the state attorney charge this home owner’s association loose cannon with murder,” said Crump. “We all deserve answers. The police department simply has to release those 911 tapes so we won’t have to speculate further.”

  • LAD86

    Why is a 17-year-old boy being called a man?

    Anyway.

    This is the first time I am *hearing* about this. Him being a young, Black boy is the reason this is still being investigated.

  • OSHH

    SMH, another reason why guns should not be in hands of whomever.

  • apple

    because he’s black and george zimmerman is probably white.. this is why he got killed and why george is free.

    no other reason then that

  • Simone L

    Yes, because Treyvon sure as hell wasn’t trying to harm that man with skittles and Arizona iced tea in his pocket

  • Jessica

    I can’t help but think that there’s a correlation between the drastic rise in hate groups since President Obama’s election, and killing like that of Trayvon Martin.

    There’s something about progress (perceived or actual) that intensifies the violent resistance of crazy people.

    Especially when you consider that Florida is one of the states with the highest concentration emerging hate groups.

    It would be enlightening to see a study on the rates of this types of crimes, the level prosecution/outcomes of investigation in these hate states (compared to the rest of the nation) since the beginning of President Obama’s presidential campaign (copared to other political eras).

  • trace21

    I know hate is a bad thing to have, and so is racism but I will admit that I am beginning to become a bit racist towards white people. I know its wrong but a part of me just does not care.

  • marian

    Until all the facts are known, nobody should assume he was shot because he was black. Maybe the boy was being aggressive, maybe he had caused trouble before. Maybe he told the man he had a gun. Maybe we shouldn’t have the knee jerk reaction that zimmerman and the cops are racists.

  • Abby

    It doesn’t matter what the child did or did not do, he was NOT armed. Your reasons: “maybe the boy was being aggressive, maybe he had caused trouble before, maybe he told the man he had a gun” are not legal reasons for killing. It doesn’t matter what the child did in the past, nor if he was being aggressive (whatever that means), nor if he told the guy he had a guy… the man that shot him DID have a gun. You don’t kill someone because they claim they have a gun, especially when you DO have a gun. What if he claimed he had a gun because he thought the other guy wanted to hurt him?

  • Kesha

    I thought the same thing. It’s like they said “man” to make this seem like less than what this is–a terrible “crime” that is likely driven by race and prejudice.

  • Tara

    Marian – read your words again and take 5 mins to think about them:

    “Maybe the boy was being aggressive, maybe he had caused trouble before”

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for that poor child to have been shot by ANYONE – not even the police. He was only walking back home!!!!!

  • Bridget

    I read about this on Yahoo!. He was coming back from the store when he was shot.Police found Skittles and Arizona iced tea in his jacket. If Zimmerman had stayed in his car after calling police and let them handle it, this could have been avoided. So very sad, another precious young life lost.

  • Shirl

    Marian is clueless. Marian is a damned fool. I’m a mother of 2 black sons one is 25 the other 17. They’ve never ever been in trouble with the law have never had discipline issues in school; one is a graduate of Florida State university Phi Beta Kappa (no less) and the 17 year old is on the honor roll And a stand out athlete. My oldest is a case manager for troubled youth, volunteers at his church and in the community..I could go on. Whenever my precious angel drives, walks down the street or goes into a dept. store all THEY see is a criminal. Being pulled over by the police is a regular occurrence for him and God help me it’s starting to happen to my 17 year old now. How many times do you have to be profiled before you get angry? Marian can go KICK rocks. Become a mother to a black son before you start spouting foolishness. My boys should have the right to go anywhere they want without being harmed, harrassed or God forbid killed because of the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN!!

  • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

    This is so sad. How did the altercation start? Why did the murderer confront a boy walking home? He needs to be arrested immediately or someone type of protest should be organized.

  • binks

    That logic makes no sense, I don’t know where you are from but when did being a neighborhood watch leader give you license to kill or even to confront anybody, I thought they called the police? Not take matters in their own hands so by that logic he is STILL wrong. And you assumed he was aggressive maybe he could have been this way because dude was harassing him preventing him from going home. There is no excuse for this kid’s death, this man needs to be charged

  • Roberta

    As a mom to two black sons, I feel totally feel you.

  • sh8896a

    Marian,

    Maybe you should do a little research on the story. George Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch, self appointed captain, who called police to report a suspicious person in his neighborhood. He was in his car at the time doing rounds. Police took the call and told him not to follow the person and that they were on their way. Zimmerman stopped his car and decided to confront Trayvon. Now I don’t know about you, but if I had some weirdo who I didn’t know, following me at night, asking questions, not showing a badge, I would be freaked out. Zimmerman cannot claim self defense since he got out of his car and confronted Trayvon. He escalated a situation instead of listening to dispatch and staying in his car. Trayvon probably reacted as anyone would if you were being followed at night. He shot that boy in cold blood and deserves to be in jail. You can research everything I’ve told you. It’s all over the internet. Clutch does not have the latest details up yet.

  • scorpio queen

    I can’t believe Marian’s comment. You’re no better than the trigger happy racists who automatically assume the boy was “aggressive”. Let’s say the boy did have issues in the past, what would that have to do with what happened then and there? Any excuse to justify a young black teen getting shot down like a dog. I’m not one of those ppl who like to cry out “racism” at every instance. For example, if a drug dealer has a run in with police officers and ends up dead, I’m not automatically ready to march screaming racist police brutality. However, when a seemingly innocent unarmed teen is doing something as innocuous as walking home from the store and ends up dead because of someone’s paranoia, I have a HUGE problem with that. It doesn’t appear that this kid was doing anything out of bounds to justify his murder. There is no room for you to justify WHY he was killed-PERIOD.

  • Becky

    The shooter shouldn’t be able to walk free of any consequences after he shot and killed a young innocent child. https://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-murderer-of-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

  • Courtney**

    Same reason why they call grown white women “girls” well into their twenties. Black people have no such presumptions of innocence.

  • Tom Lin

    What are you talking about? The cops told Zimmerman not to follow the boy and he not only disobeyed that order but it ended in the boy losing his life. What conclusions are we jumping to? Zimmerman should be in jail even if a fight ensued. What would you do if someone attacked you at night as you go about your business?

  • suri

    They wonder why black people don’t trust the police or don’t care for white people…. because of injustices like this. I’m going too send this story to Nancy Grace and see will shed pick this story up. This needs national attention.

  • Pseudonym

    Ummm…as a grown woman, if some random man was following behind me (especially in the night time) (and armed with a gun, I’m sure he was a bit aggressive as well) you BET I would be ready for an attack. That’s how a lot folks get robbed, raped, and abducted!!!! Night time, random person following behind, attack. There is NO JUSTIFICATION!

    It’s called “Neighborhood WATCH.” He was wrong and racist with the phone call, but he needed to stay in his lane and- at the most- WATCH.

  • ashley pierce

    Hi,

    Trayvon Martin (17 years old) was walking home from the store in a gated Stanford, FL community with a pack of skittles and a drink when he was labeled as “suspicious” and shot and KILLED by an armed neighborhood watch guard. Despite the fact that Trayvon was completely unarmed, George Zimmerman (a white man) believed the young black teen to be dangerous and even AFTER being told by police to “stand down” he took it in his own hands and shot the young boy in cold blooded murder. We’re calling on you, America, to stand up for justice and demand that Zimmerman be charged with his crimes! Please sign the petition and pass it on to all of your family and friends! Let’s stand together and show that this is NOT acceptable in ANY community!

    http://news.yahoo.com/family-florida-boy-killed-neighborhood-watch-seeks-arrest-044537742.html

    That’s why I created a petition to Bill Lee, Chief of Police, Sanford FL and Rick Scott, Governor of FL, which says:

    “We, the signers of this petition, demand that George Zimmerman be prosecuted for his unlawful actions and take responsibilities for the crimes in which has committed. A message needs to be sent to ALL “neighborhood watch” organizations that taking the law into their OWN hands will not be tolerated!”

    Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:

    http://signon.org/sign/17-year-old-fl-boy-killed?source=c.fwd&r_by=3116110

    Thanks!

  • marian

    Great. I’m called a racist and a fool because I don’t believe in a lynch mob mentality. I did not assume the boy was aggressive, read what I wrote. I said he could have been. Being born black does not automatically make one virtuous. Nor does being born white. So its in the realm of possibility he was being aggressive. I’ve read elsewhere Trayvon was in someone else’s yard, and beat somebody up when confronted. It could be zimmerman is an aggressive whacko.But I wasn’t there, I live hundreds of miles away. I find it hard to believe zimmerman was just riding around looking for a black person to kill. But its possible. If that’s what happened, zimmerman should fry. All I’m saying is we have differing reports, so let the investigators do their job. If the local police are part of the problem, then the FBI or somebody else should step in.
    It’s a real shame for anybody to be pre-judged on appearance. I am prejudged every day for a disability I have, so its not like I don’t understand.
    Obviously I have stumbled onto a site where the members have their own notions of the world, and so are not open to debate. I apologize for being where I don’t belong. You won’t be hearing from me again.

  • Ciara

    If that was my son Id be on deathrow…

  • Shirl

    Marian… don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Ciara

    LOLOLOL@Shirl

  • sh8896a

    LOL…I didn’t see anyone call her a racist, but oh well….

    Peace out-lol

  • Shirl

    Geesh…all I did was point out that Marian was an idiot and a damned fool and as far as her “kicking rocks…that was just a suggestion. I’m quite sure Trayvon’s family would agree.

  • Afrostyling

    Pls gtfo!

  • Ciara

    AGREE

  • Slim

    What neighborhood watch ‘leader’ is armed? so now they need a neighborhood watch for the neighborhood watch.
    this is sad.

  • David

    Marin,
    The point is…if you kill someone in the street with a gun, you go to jail. Investigation and questions come after. So we have to ask ourselves, why should this case be different?
    We see in the news every day how easy it is to get arrested and thrown in jail…is the death of a black boy not enough?
    What if it was a white boy that was shot in the street by a black man? Would you expect the police to send him home?

  • Mike

    we’re not all like that, i promise…

  • sh8896a

    David,

    That’s EXACTLY the point. Since when do you just get to shoot an unarmed person and go home and sleep in your own bed? That’s why people are really outraged. The cops made some comment about Zimmerman being ‘squeaky clean’ and studying criminal justice. I don’t give a hoot. A kid is dead and his killer is walking free.

  • e.breezy

    +1.
    reading stuff like this makes me want to get militant. black panthers 2012 edition anyone?

  • apple

    Marian, take your racist white ass back to stormfront

  • Mike

    It’s just a small group of WEALTHY ELITES and wannabees that are orchestrating this worldwide, not just here and they are not all white, but mostly. They feel we are all unworthy and our presence denies them something and of course they despise us for what they have not yet taken from us.
    But until we pull them from their gilded cages and hang them on the steps of the Capitol for their crimes, we will continue to suffer and they will grow stronger. It is not wealth that is bad, it is what they use it for. By the way they have been here since Cain and Able.

  • Jim

    The captain was following him with his car, probably made Trayvon nervous – it would make me nervous. I wouldn’t blame Trayvon if he realized what was going on and he told the captain to go fuck himself and stop following him, but until the cops release the 911 tapes (which they refuse to do) we wont have a clearer picture of what actually happened at the time.

    However it is ridiculous that Zimmerman was not arrested on the spot. That alone makes this look highly suspicious on the Sanford police’s part. I don’t think it’s a huge leap to presume racism is at play here.

  • Thomas

    Fuck that if that was my son no justice and fuck peace and fuck neighborhood watch and fuck the police

  • Fredrick

    Dig a little deeper and you will read that when Zimmerman was apprehended by police, his face was bleeding and the back of his shirt was wet and covered in grass stains. But of course the news channels would never reveal such provocative information on a story involving a race issue. Evidence suggests he acted in self defense. People are all to comfortable getting their information from Yahoo’s front page. This is not a white supremacist committing a random hate crime, as much as everyone wants to believe it is. I am not saying Zimmerman should not be held accountable for his actions, but people need to read the facts before buying into what the media wants you to think.

  • sh8896a

    He had grass stains and bloody nose because he approached a kid at night. Now I don’t know about you, but if some weirdo was following me in a car and then all of a sudden, he’s out of his car, not showing me a badge and confronting me, I would try to kick his behind as well. You can’t get out and confront someone and then when things don’t go the way you imagined, claim self defense. That’s not how it works. The minute he stepped out of his car, he became the aggressor. On the tape after the dispatcher told him that police were on the way and he should not follow the kid he replied, ‘THEY always get away with it.’ Now you can try and spin that anyway you want, but it sounds like a racist nut job who was going to make sure that ‘THEY’ didn’t get away with it this time. Care to explain what he meant on the tape…..

  • Lifelong Sanford Resident(how much longer will that be?)

    I live in Sanford. We have a problem here.
    Non-whites are treated as second class citizens.
    This situation is sad to say the least.

  • Jennifer

    I live in a gated community in S. FL and the guard at our front gate does not even carry a gun. It sounds like a hate crime to me. These southern biggots need to realize that the days of “stringing up blackie are over!!!” What kind of backward mess is going on in Sanford? Shoot first, ask questions later? i AM SORRY for Trayvon’s Family and wish them quick justice. Wake up people…it is 2012. People need to move on and stop acting like it’s 1950!!…….white girl..boynton beach

  • Shirl

    Frederick says Zimmerman had cuts on his face and grass stains on his clothes (blah blah blah) Can you tell us, Oh wise one, why he considered Trayvon suspicious? Was it the Arizona iced tea or the damned skittles that got Zimmerman’s spidey senses tingling? Try walking in the shoes of a black man for one week.

  • Fredrick

    For starters we will not know who the real perpetrator is until further review. It is very possible that Zimmerman is the catalyst of this event. He may very well be the “pistol packing right wing extremist” as he is portrayed. However, it is apparent that someone like sh8896aIf would throw a fist at “some weirdo following them in a car, so what would sh8896alf do to someone that hit them in the face and knocked them on their behind? Lastly, any college educated person should be intelligent enough to know that the use of fictional phases such as “spider sense is tingling” deeply discredits the speaker.

  • danette hollowell

    Stalking, harassment, disobeying direct orders from a police officer, vigilante behavior, I thought there were laws againts all of thoes things, let me know when there is a law against walking down the street near your own home and a STRANGER agressivly stalks, so I can feel safe to walk the streets of my community again & what if the kid did tell that lunatic to fuc off??! Or even felt threatened by a strange armed man following him home & even tried to defend himself, theres no law against that, yet this kid is dead & his murderer/stalker/harasser/attacker gets to go home to his family after shooting a child in cold blood on the kids front lawn! Blood and grass stains my ass, the police should lock him up, his actions say that the police cant do their own job, I wonder how the cops feel abput everyone dping there job for them? Sounds like utopia

  • danette hollowell

    Even a police officer who follows a suspicious person & lets say shoots and kills that person, will get in MAJOR trouble if his suspicions dont pan out. So my question is if a cop isn’t allowed to pull a stunt like that, then why is Zimmerman sitting@ home watching t.v. while parents bury an innocent child Zimmerman just murdered?

  • Shirl

    Frederick people like you kill me when you start that BS about a college education and uneducated crap. You didn’t answer my question though. What made Treyvon so suspicious? I used the term spidey senses because it’s obvious Zimmerman feels he’s some great white comic book superhero. And again…just one week for you in the shoes of a black man..just one. Now I’m gonna take my uneducated self in The bedroom of my 17 year old black son (in our gated community no less) and hug him real tight, tell him how much I love him and offer you my a** to kiss.

  • Fredrick

    Nobody knows why Trayvon looked suspicious or if he simply was just walking down the sidewalk minding his own business. That is not the issue. The issue is whether Zimmerman acted in self defense or if he acted out in senseless rage and committed murder. He is currently a free man because of whatever was said and heard on the 911 tapes that have yet to be released. There is a lot of missing information here and everybody needs to hear the full story before deciding this is a race issue.

  • Shirl

    Fredrick you’re serious aren’t you? I don’t understand you, but since I’m only a high school graduate, uneducated if you will, it must be harder for me to wrap my tiny brain around bulls***

  • QoNewC

    @Frederick

    “Evidence suggests he acted in self defense.”

    The fact that Zimmermen was bloodied and brused may suggest the boy was acting in self defense and maybe he got the better of Zimmermen and Zimmermen shot him. A young boy whopped his behind after he confronted him for no other reason than him being in the wrong place at the wrong time and Zimmermen killed him to assuage his ego. Thats a possibility as well.

  • L

    You are an idiot. The boy was unharmed. He was MURDERED because he was BLACK. End of story.

  • Fredrick

    I am the idiot for stating a neutral position based on what we know and what is factual and yet the rest of you base your position on pure opinion that is not backed by evidence but rather assumption. We know Zimmerman killed Trayvon, that is evident. We do not know why or how it happened or who instigated it. So to say he was “killed because he was black” is a fallacy.

  • LAD86

    How does one act in self defense when they initiated the contact?

    Your argument isn’t neutral at all. “He is currently a free man because of whatever was said and heard on the 911 tapes that have yet to be released.” You’re assuming that what was said on the tapes indicates innocence.” Did you not do research on the story? It is said that the shooter studied criminal justice and the police officers have been quoted as ‘respecting that’, which is why he isn’t locked up.

    If you think it’s a fallacy that he was killed simply for being Black, then I suggest that you come out of that bubble you are living in. There’s no doubt in a lot of people’s mind that if the races were reversed, the shooter would be in jail and in court by the next business day.

    “We do not know why or how it happened or who instigated it. ” – But we do know who instigated it. The shooter did when he decided he didn’t need to wait for police to get there even though HE was the one who called them, got out of his car where he was safe and then confronted Trayvon.

  • sh8896a

    First of all, I said if some weirdo following me in a car, without a badge, got out of his car and confronted me, you better believe I would defend myself.

  • sh8896a

    So apparently that ‘squeaky clean’ background that Zimmerman had is a fallacy. My goodness this is just outrageous. I don’t have any children yet, but if I had a son, I guess I would have to teach him that walking around at night is sure to get him gunned down. It’s a scary thought.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin_n_1335984.html

    An attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in an Orlando, Fla., suburb, said police withheld the shooter’s violent past from the slain youth’s family.

    Police initially told Martin’s family that George Zimmerman, 28, admitted to shooting Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, after he called 911 and reported a suspicious person, said the attorney, Benjamin Crump. Zimmerman said the shooting was in self-defense, police said.

    Zimmerman, who is white, has not been charged in the death of Martin, who was black. Police in Sanford, where the shooting occurred, told Martin’s family that Zimmerman had a “squeaky-clean” record and that’s why they had not arrested him, according to Tracy Martin, the teen’s father.

    Crump said public records show that Zimmerman was arrested in Orange County in 2005 on charges of resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.

    “They just lied to the family,” Crump said. “They just couldn’t see why [Zimmerman] would do anything wrong or be violent. But not only do you know the guy killed this kid, because he admitted to it, you knew that he has a propensity for violence because of his past record.”

  • sh8896a

    Oh this just keeps getting better. Here’s George Zimmerman’s mugshot for you to take a peak. You mean to tell me that a 140 lb teenager was threatening him? Oh good grief…

    http://opnateye.com/?p=319

  • mamareese

    Wait this guy was only a neighborhood watch leader? Even with a gun permit if you are not law enforement and you discharge you weapon in public furthermore a death occurs you are immediately detained just like any other criminal would be. Why is this guy not still in jail?

  • Phin

    Fredrick, did you think at all before you posted? Zimmerman was the one with the gun and he was the aggressor. Does it really sound reasonable that a young man with no violent history randomly attacked someone? Or Zimmerman, who has a record of violence, and was carrying a gun was attempting to illegally detain a U.S. citizen for being black in his neighborhood? Zimmerman never had to get out of the car and confront the young man, he chose to start a fight and he chose to murder in cold blood. If the roles were reversed Trevor or any black man in Flordia would be rotting in jail during the “investigation”. Racism is alive and well in the US, get your head out of the sand.

  • Barbara

    Pro and con discussion is a good thing. You shouldn’t feel that you need to leave this site. I’m not intimidated by the seemingly concesus of opinions expressed here. Activism, the petition, can serve to help find out what happened to the young man.

  • Nic

    Just stfu you idiot!

    “We do not know why or how it happened or who instigated it.”

    Please justify in your oh so “neutral position” why anybody will step out of a car with a GUN to approach somebody on the street??

    Since its not about race…please explain a logical sequence of events that begins with a man in a car (by his own admission, nevermind the 911 call that resulted in a response to leave) and ends with an UNARMED teenager dead on a walkway. Because if you watch the video you can clearly see that the man had to get out of the car to be on that pathway, unless he shot from inside his car.

    Please justify the self-defense in this whole scenario, don’t just take one part (“he was bleeding and had grass stains”. PLEASE give me a neutral position based on facts.

    But you can’t, so shut up and get a life!

  • TOMIVA

    TODAY I WENT TO PROTEST IN FRONT OF THE SANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT ON BEHALF OF TRAYVON MARTINS FAMILY AND FOR JUSTICE FOR HIM IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE HOW SOMEONE SO YOUTHFUL IS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD AND THE KILLER ADMITS IT AND IS SET FREE THIS SHOWS HOW WEAK THE SANFORD POLICE ARE THIS TRAGEDY ALONE DEFINES THE WEAKNESS OF OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM EDUCATED OR UNEDUCATED EDUCATION IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE EDUCATED TO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE POINT HERE THERE IS A CHILD DEAD THIS IS THE ISSUE AT HAND A CHILD AND HIS KILLER STILL FREE TO COME AND GO AS HE PLEASE WHILE TWO YOUNG PARENTS HAVE TO BURY THEIR SON THIS CHILD DIED BEFORE HIS TIME AT THE HANDS OF A DAMN FOOL AND IT’S JUST UNFAIR THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN TAKE THE LAW IN THEIR OWN HANDS AND GET AWAY WITH IT THIS INDEED WAS A RACIAL INCIDENT IN ITSELF FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT HE SAYS HE LOOKED SUSPICIOUS WHY JUST BECAUSE HE WAS WALKING IN A GATED COMMUNITY AND HE WAS BLACK WHAT EVIDENCE DOES ZIMMERMAN HAVE TO SUPPORT HIS REASON FOR CALLING 911 EVEN TO REPORT ANYONE SUSPICIOUS I’M SURE ZIMMERMAN WAS NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO SAW TRAYVON WALKING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT EVENING NO ONE ELSE CALLED TO REPORT ANYONE SUSPICIOUS IN THE AREA SO ASK YOURSELF WHY WAS HE SO SUSPICIOUS TO ONE PERSON IN THAT ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO ME HE SOUNDS SUSPICIOUS SO WOULD IT BE FAIR FOR SOMEONE TO JUST WALK UP TO HIM AND BLOW HIS BRAINS OUT BECAUSE THEY FEEL HE IS SUSPICIOUS NO IT WOULD NOT BE WHAT GOOD IS IT TO TRAIN AND HIRE POLICE OFFICERS IF PEOPLE CAN JUST WALK OUT THEIR FRONT DOOR GET INTO THEIR CAR FOLLOW PEOPLE AND TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT A PERSON STUDIES IN SCHOOL IT DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO KILL I WENT TO THAT GATED COMMUNITY TODAY AND SPOKE WITH TRAYVONS FAMILY AND I SAW A LOT OF YOUNG BLACK AND WHITE CHILDREN WALKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY

  • Bunny

    I work for the police in my hometown in this is crazy to me. Every department is different but you mean to tell me this man…admitted he killed this boy, and isn’t in custody? I can understand them investigating whether it was self-defense or not, but they need to be doing that while this man is behind bars. What the hell is wrong with the world?

  • Me

    To claim an act as self defense, the “victim” (Zimmerman) must establish that he had a reasonable apprehension of danger, that this apprehension was apparent and immediate, and that the “victim” used the same force to protect against this danger. Thus, if the little boy was fighting Zimmerman with Skittles, and Zimmerman had an apprehension of danger to those skittles, he is permitted to pick up some skittles and protect himself. NOT A GUN! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CLAIM OF SELF DEFENSE WITH A DEADLY WEAPON TO COMMIT MURDER UNLESS THEIR ZIMMERMAN HAD AN APPREHENSION OF DANGER THAT THE LITTLE BOY HAD A GUN and PULLED IT OUT AND WAS GOING TO USE IT.

  • http://gisforgrace.wordpress.com NinaG
  • bo

    where’s the evidence and why can’t we hear all the 911 calls plus the photos of mr Zimmerman face plus what he was wearing at the time of this incident. how many kids will it take to change the laws in Florida. First it was Caylee now Trayvon whose kid will be next to die cause they are out of place and someone thinks they did something to society for them to be killed

  • 80s born, 90s raised

    Marian I must assume you do not have a black grandfather, father, brother, son, uncle, boyfriend, husband, cousin, friend, god child or brother? Or maybe you’ve never taken an African American history course? Heard of lynching? Jim Crow? Driving while black? Sean Bell? Amadou Diallo? James Byrd Jr? If not, Google the terms or individuals & then come on sites like this and voice your little opinion!

  • http://clutchmagonline.com red

    To all of those making up excuses for a non officer gunning down an innocent kid or anybody because the non officer thought the kid looked suspicous whatever that means. 1st of all if he was really suspicous he should have let the police do there job, and secondly what if someone gunned you down or one of your family members because you look suspicous. Just because someone look suspcious doesn’t mean that they are doing something wrong, because things aren’t always the way they appear. It is so sad that even in 2012 we still have some ignorant people in this world that make up excuses for hatred but if it was a black person that had gunned down a white would you still feel the same way. If not what does that make you

  • SANDY

    WHO ARE YOU TO SAY THAT HE HAD BLOOD ON HIS FACE THAT CAME FROM TRAYVON’S CHEST WHEN HE SHOT THAT YOUNG MAN BUT IF THAT WAS A BLACK MAN WITH THE GUN AND SHOT A WHITE MAN HE WOULD BE PLACED ON DEATH ROW. WE ARE SICK OF THE KILLING OD\F OUR PEOPLE CAN THE WHITES GET A WAY WITH MURDER

  • Isis

    This is a very sad case.

  • http://Clutch SallieLoris

    I read all those detail you read and the fact still remain, Zimmerman was told to stay in his car; this kid was walking slow in the rain eating skittle and drinking a tea; wearing a hooded shirt like all teenage wear these days; not committing any crime; not running like he had committed a crime; weighed 100 pound less than that big bully. How many people you know committed a crime and walk slow in the neighborhood that they are committing the crime? There was noting suspicious about this entire scenario. If he had followed the instructions given to him that kid would be alive right now, because the police would have presented their ID and badge. Plus if I was a 17 year old kid with all these child molesters in the world I would be scared out of my mind if a suspicious 240 pound man was following me. There are a lot more Jeffrey Dahmers’ left in this world. Why don’t you read about him? (http://www.biography.com/people/jeffrey-dahmer-9264755) George Zimmerman didn’t have to get out of his car and approach this KID. Why don’t you put yourself in this young kid’s place. They tried to get us to do the neighbor hood watch program in our neighborhood. We all said no because it was to dangerous and we wouldn’t want to have a incident like this one. If a 911 operator told me to stay in my car, that what I would have done until the police had arrived. We pay our Homeowner Association fees to have men in uniforms with a vehicle that says “Neighborhood Security” and yes they carry guns, to watch our housing area. We paid less than $300.00 a year.

  • http://Clutch SallieLoris

    Sorry, Fredrick, sh8896a is correct. This man got out of his car after being instructed not to from a 911 operated. He is a policeman. A neighborhood watch person is suppose to contact the police department and report anything suspicoius not get out of their car and approach the suspicois person. That the polieman job. This was this kids neighborhood too. His father lives there.

  • I`am Not Mad

    Britni Danielle, “U” need to do the right thing and update this story.
    Comments are good …..Facts are in need not feel good what evers.
    It`s not ever summer yet and they are Killing little black boys out in the open.
    Once more “U” need to keep this story alive…..

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  • Thomas I Al-Yasha

    Rest in peace little brother. Where you are is where we all want to be.

  • I`am Not Mad
  • Primo

    How is it self-defense if ZIMMERMAN is told NOT to follow him but then he turns right around and do so anyway. Then when it’s all said and done the kid is laying face down. SMH. ZIMMERMAN Stood over him and shot him, which is EXECUTION style MURDER. IF ZIMMERMAN had NOT followed Trayvon as he was specifically told NOT to do, Trayvon would still be living today. SMFH. George Zimmerman resides at 1950 RETREAT VIEW CIR SANFORD, FL 32771 (407) 878-6007, (407)435-2400.

    Trayvon was screaming for someone to help him and NO ONE did. That’s fu&ked up…

  • http://loosethreadblog.wordpress.com/ [email protected]

    meanwhile people out there stuck in jail who haven’t actually harmed anyone (except maybe themselves). this is off the hook rediculous. murder. not even self defense.

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  • http://wexblog.prwexler.com Grand Dragon

    Now, now, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s not get riled up, here! This was a gated community. It only makes sense that this hood, wearing a hood, was a hood! Gates, walls, and fences are meant to keep hoods out, and when they get in, they’ve got to get out!

    Mr. Zimmerman is a hero. It wasn’t his fault that he got pulled out of his car. That was gravity! Furthermore, Mr. Zimmerman showed the proper restraint when he only used one bullet!

    Floridians should be proud of their local hero! He showed that he could hit a target at point blank range!

    For that, I salute you, Mr. Zimmerman!

    When I grow up, I want to be just like you!

  • s.m.

    I guess the only “hoods” allowed are the kind that you wear at your WHITE POWA meetings, huh?

  • p.k

    Really, I guarantee you probably don’t come from out of your fence unless your covered, can everyone say, COWARD… We got this Grand Pappy.

  • James

    Anyone using the moniker “grand dragon” and calling this murderer a hero should understand that everyone knows that it’s the KKK that has a grand dragon. He’s a coward going after children with candy and he’s got a gun. He’s a predator and you would know that because anyone allying himself with the KKK must also be a predator.

  • nikkieredz

    Omg… I just really want to send my prayers out to his family, friends, n everyone who knew Trayvon. I pray that God watches over your entire family, help u find answers, and stay strong. I wasn’t there so I don’t know what happen, but I will say its not right its not fair n this murderer will answer for his actions. I believe God will swoop in and take control. Just remember “he may not come wheen u want him, but he’ll be there right there right on time”! Peace ! Love! Blessings!

  • http://www.yahoo.com/m.devonna Devonna poole

    I cant believe this shizz, can you really sit there and say that WHITE man killing that BLACK kid was heroic? “hoods” aren’t just black. “hoods” are people in the poor part of our society that feel like they can beat, and rob whoever. “Hoods’ are also white.

  • danette hollowell

    Folks please ignore that grand dragon guy, his comments are extremly ignorant & reflective of a 12yr old boy playing on his parents computer trying to get attention from you cause his mommie isnt dishing out enough attention! Lol, dont let silly folk distract you from the issue @hand

  • Raising em Right

    Your an Idiot

  • http://americanblackweb jeffery washington

    Trayvon RIP man there will be justice for you one way are the other little brother!!!

  • Sharona

    What an idiotic statement!

    How has this TOS-violating comment not been taken down!? Does Primo condone the release of innocent peoples’ address AND mob mentality!?

  • http://fb Holly LeRoque

    I have been subject or a horrible conspiracy its headded up by PBS. stations south bend wnit is head of all of it, there its other stations all of them. Trayvon murder was conspierscy killing. pbs steals art music Sports morrises (civic theaters) so bend sloled.sports training from trayvon, thay sell it to trainer. They kill or severly mane their victom. They also steal legacys trayvon might b my family and a parchal GM owner. Pbs steals our names doubles us and takes our HOLDINGS. YOUR LOCAL PBS ALEDGED PERPT.THE MURDER. MORE ALLEDGED NAMES DAVIS BONTRAYGOR SMITHS. They are natzis sieging the world. They are crewler than hitler.notre dame morrises head kkk ayran nation skinhead brain washings with pbs and local NUT HOUSE. GOD BLESS I SINCERLY PRAY THIS WILL HELP. ITS BIG ALSO IS A CULT BROWNSVILLE TX. DR CULTISTS. CALL BOARDERLAND. IF YOU CAN GET THE DVD SEE IT. MAKE SURE ITS THE RIGHT 1 . Movies are invol ed with them also, and they change movies ect to hide there tierany. God bless again. Its big.

  • Maiya J.

    Now, now, Sir or Madam, lets not be fake. We all know we have all worn a hood once in our lives. You know, it’s cold, rain, sun in our eyes, what do we do? Pop up that hood.You know, now a days we just put on our hoodies and walk around. That’s just the style, and let’s be honest, it wasn’t started by the “hoods”, as you may call most black people, it was started by skater boys, and people who are all pierced up, and commonly they are white boys, even though these people are represented by black people. So watch me walk in your neighborhood with my hoodie on, and trust me im black, mexican, and white, but the tiniest drop of black and that’s what you are, so if you saw me in my hoodie, would you shoot me Sir or Madam? a=A twelve year old girl? A sixth grader? If no, then watch your mouth. If yes, you’re just a twisted bastard.

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